Museu Histórico do Exército e Forte de Copacabana

Museu Histórico do Exército e Forte de Copacabana information

Location
Rio de Janeiro City , Brazil
Address
cnr Av Atlântica & Rua Francisco Otaviano
Telephone
+55 21 2521 1032
Prices
admission R$4
Opening hours
10am-4pm Tue-Sun
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Built in 1914, on the promontory of the former Our Lady of Copacabana chapel, the Forte de Copacabana (Copacabana Fort) was one of Rio’s premier defenses against attack. You can still see its original features, including walls up to 12m thick, defended by Krupp cannons. The several floors of exhibits in the fort’s museum , tracing the early days of the Portuguese colony to the mid-19th century, aren’t the most tastefully presented, but the view alone warrants a visit. There’s a lovely café overlooking Copacabana.